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An Evening with Fanny Singer & Alice Waters

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Rakestraw Books is delighted to announce a special evening with memoirist Fanny Singer and her mother, Alice Waters.

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Fanny Singer & Alice Waters In Conversation

In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother--and herself--Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, chronicles a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colorful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and sumptuous feasts. Across dozens of vignettes with accompanying recipes, she shares the story of her own culinary coming of age and reveals a side of her legendary mother that has never been seen before. A charming, smart translation of Alice Waters's ideals and attitudes about food for a new generation, Always Home is a loving, often funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely written look at a life defined in so many ways by food, as well as the bond between mother and daughter.

We are thrilled to present an Fanny Singer and Alice Waters in conversation here at Rakestraw Books on Friday, 24 April 2020 at 7 PM. Your ticket will include a signed copy of Always Home and a donation to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Please join us.

Our old friend Ruth Reichl has this to say about Always Home:

“You will probably pick up this book because you’re curious about how it feels to grow up with Alice Waters as your mother. But you will inevitably be captivated by Fanny Singer’s sensuous voice and sensible soul. The writing’s lovely, but more than that, Fanny has struck a kind of brutal honesty that is extremely rare and completely beautiful. Her writing makes you want to taste every flavor she describes, and soon you’ll be dashing into the kitchen to make watercress soup, wild fennel cakes, and breakfast pudding. But the really important thing is that I’m pretty sure everyone who reads it will come away with the same feeling that I have: Why don’t I live my life like this? How can I do better? I love this book.”

Photo credits: Fanny Singer c.Brigitte Lacombe and Alice Waters c. Megan Alldis.

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